Athens International Film Festival

We Are Little Zombies

25/09/19, 20:00, ODEON OPERA 1
29/09/19, 17:30, ASTOR



Their parents are dead. They should be sad but they can’t cry. And so they form a band to act out. This is the story of four teenagers and their unexpected emotional journey. Alternatively, it is a cinematic hurricane made up of a musical, video games, psychedelia, punk and every form of surreal modernity one can think of all whirling around within. Recipient of the Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival.


JAPAN | 2019 | COLOR | DCP | 120΄ | JAPANESE

Four kids who don’t know each other meet at their parents’ funeral crematory and start a unique coming-οf- age journey. Nothing can prepare you for this crushing Japanese film about self-consciousness. Not the experimental Lynch and Aronofsky’s touches, nor Scorsese’s, Wright’s and Fincher’s fever, and certainly not the plethora of coming-of-age stories. On a surreal journey of unstoppable inspiration and with a delirious funfair of complex innovations and heavily tempered with 80’s pop aesthetics, the film invents and analyses the inexpressible part of the children’s mind who feel adrift among the countless stimuli in today’s world.

Bullying, fear, the existential wonder, the absence of love and the deeper melancholy that seeks to become hope are the elements of a modernistic hurricane, a film that before we know it will, for some, be marked as a ‘generation’ film. Special prizes at Berlin and Sundance. I.D.

DIRECTOR: Makoto Nagahisa
SCREENWRITER: Makoto Nagahisa
DoP: Hiroaki Takeda
EDITOR: Maho Inamoto
PRINCIPAL CAST: Keita Ninomiya, Satoshi Mizuno, Mondo Okumura, Sena Nakajima

MAKOTO NAGAHISA
34 year-old Japanese director. He studied French Literature and the versatility of his influences is that of a person making a tribute to Nagisa Oshima, Gil Evans and Boris Vian. 'We Are Little Zombies' is his debut film

FILMOGRAPHY 
2019 We are Little Zombies


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        : Festival Darlings

        Parasite (Opening Film)

        Parasite (Opening Film)

        19/09/19, 22:00, DANAOS 1

        Adults in the Room (Closing Film)

        Adults in the Room (Closing Film)

        28/09/19, 19:00, Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall

        Adoration

        Adoration

        19/09/19, 20:30, IDEAL
        23/09/19, 21:15, DANAOS 2

        Divine Love

        Divine Love

        20/09/19, 22:15, DANAOS 1
        27/09/19, 22:00, ASTOR

        Light of my Life

        Light of my Life

        20/09/19, 22:30, IDEAL

        Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

        Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

        21/09/19, 20:00, DANAOS 1

        Piranhas

        Piranhas

        21/09/19, 22:00, DANAOS 1

        Synonyms

        Synonyms

        22/09/19, 19:00, ASTOR
        23/09/19, 22:00, ASTOR

        Family Romance, LLC

        Family Romance, LLC

        22/09/19, 20:00, DANAOS 1

        Marighella

        Marighella

        22/09/19, 22:00, DANAOS 1

        Jezebel

        Jezebel

        22/09/19, 22:00, ODEON OPERA 1
        28/09/19, 20:30, ASTOR

        Stitches

        Stitches

        23/09/19, 19:30, DANAOS 1
        25/09/19, 19:00, ODEON OPERA 2
        28/09/19, 22:00, DANAOS 2

        End of Sentence

        End of Sentence

        23/09/19, 19:30, ODEON OPERA 1
        29/09/19, 22:00, DANAOS 2

        Sorry We Missed You

        Sorry We Missed You

        23/09/19, 22:00, DANAOS 1
        24/09/19, 20:00, ASTOR

        System Crasher

        System Crasher

        24/09/19, 19:30, DANAOS 1

        Farewell

        Farewell

        24/09/19, 19:30, IDEAL

        Zombi Child

        Zombi Child

        24/09/19, 22:30, ASTOR
        28/09/19, 22:30, ASTOR

        Öndög

        Öndög

        25/09/19, 19:45, DANAOS 1

        The Sound of Silence

        The Sound of Silence

        25/09/19, 22:00, DANAOS 1
        29/09/19, 22:00, ASTOR

        Portrait of a Lady on Fire

        Portrait of a Lady on Fire

        25/09/19, 22:15, IDEAL

        The Wild Goose Lake

        The Wild Goose Lake

        26/09/19, 20:00, IDEAL

        The Sharks

        The Sharks

        26/09/19, 22:15, DANAOS 1

        Sole

        Sole

        26/09/19, 22:15, ASTOR

        The Death of Dick Long

        The Death of Dick Long

        27/09/19, 20:00, IDEAL

        Bacurau

        Bacurau

        27/09/19, 22:00, DANAOS 1

        Animals

        Animals

        27/09/19, 22:30, IDEAL

        Driveways

        Driveways

        28/09/19, 18:00, ODEON OPERA 1

        Extra Ordinary

        Extra Ordinary

        28/09/19, 20:00, ODEON OPERA 1

        Spider

        Spider

        28/09/19, 20:30, IDEAL

        So Long, My Son

        So Long, My Son

        28/09/19, 21:45, DANAOS 1

        Farming

        Farming

        28/09/19, 22:00, ODEON OPERA 1

        The County

        The County

        29/09/19, 19:45, DANAOS 1

        The Ground Beneath my Feet

        The Ground Beneath my Feet

        29/09/19, 22:15, DANAOS 1